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Department of Aeronautics

Faculty and Staff

 

Lt Col Andrew LofthouseLt Col Andrew Lofthouse

Director, Modeling and Simulation Center

EDUCATION:
PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008
MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 200
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1997

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
Air Force Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor, 2008-2012, full time
U.S. Air Force Academy, Assistant Professor, 2012-2014, full time

NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
National Air and Space Intelligence Center, RC-135 ELINT Chief Engineer, 2002-2004
Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Engineer, 1998-2000

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANZATIONS:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary)
Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Engineering Honorary)

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Air Force ROTC Distinguished Graduate, BYU, 1997
Squadron Office School, In-Residence, Maxwell AFB, AL, 2003

SERVICE ACTIVITIES (inside/outside institution):
Research Computer Network Program Manager
AFOSR Test and Evaluation Advisory Panel Member
AIAA Meshing, Visualization and Computational Environments Technical Committee Member (as of 1 May 2014)
AIAA Reviewer of Technical Papers, Session Chair at conferences
Academic Advisor, Department of Aeronautics, USAFA

RECENT PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS (within the last five years):
• Ghoreyshi, M., Lofthouse, A. and Cummings, R., “Sampling Strategies for Reduced-Order Modeling of Nonlinear and Unsteady Aerodynamics,” AIAA Science and Technology Forum, National Harbor, MD, 2014
• Ghoreyshi, M., Kim, A., Jirasek, A, Lofthouse, A. and Cummings, R., “Validation of CFD Simulations for X-31 Wind Tunnel Models,” AIAA Science and Technology Forum, National Harbor, MD, 2014
• Flora, T., Kraft, N., Reeder, M. and Lofthouse, A., “Dynamic Store Release of Ice Models from a Cavity into Mach 2.9 Flow,” J. Aircraft, (Accepted)
• Lofthouse, A., “Computational Aerodynamics at the US Air Force Academy,” Invited Lecture, Boulder Fluid Dynamics Symposium, CU Boulder, Aug 2013
• Coley, C. and Lofthouse, A., “Correlation of Weapon Bay Resonance and Store Unsteady Force and Moment Loading,” 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2012, AIAA 2012-0415

RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITES (within the last five years):
Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), 2011
Numerous conference presentations and attendance

 
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